Summer’s days grow shorter and “Dog Days” bring the return of “School Days. The pursuit of knowledge resumes in earnest. It is sometimes said that “knowledge is power” (Hobbes), but power can be misused, and so can knowledge.
Another writer has said, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing…” One who knows the need to continue learning demonstrates true insight (see II Peter 3:18).
Knowledge can be a source of pride; knowledge should be a tool for service. “Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” (I Corinthians 8:1). Information which should be used for good can be destructive when held in a selfish and haughty spirit.
There is useless knowledge and there is useful knowledge. And then there is absolutely vital knowledge. “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” are in Jesus (Colossians 2:3). He declared that the knowledge of the truth concerning Him will make us free (John 8:31-36).
Knowledge from education; training and experience helps us in this life, and it is foolish to neglect such opportunities. Knowledge of God and His will provides eternal life (John 17:3); how fatal to neglect this (Hebrews 2:1-4).